Portland Cider Co. Rings in the New Year with Bubbly Brut

Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Bubbly Brut, the latest release in its Small Batch Series, in late December 2020.

Here to fill your New Year with a “modern champagne-style sparkling cider that’s perfect for celebrating a special occasion or a ‘cider-bration’ any night of the week,” Bubbly Brut is a Hard Cider “made from 100% Northwest apples, fermented separately with two different champagne yeast strains on neutral French Oak, then blended.” Coming in at 6.9% ABV, Bubbly Brut is a “a dry, tannic cider that’s rich in apple notes with depth, character, and plenty of fizz, offering 50 percent more carbonation than the cidery’s other products.”

“We wanted to capture what people would expect from a champagne, but in a more approachable cider package,” said Deron Davenport, Portland Cider Co.’s head cidermaker. “Bubby Brut feels like a celebration with its sparkling effervescence, but it’s a cider at its core. That’s what’s really cool about this product—it’s an ode to a dry cider with a flavor profile that’s just as complex as any champagne you’ll find.”

Bubbly Brut is rolling out now and will hang around through February 2021. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Company’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California. Prost!

Vital Information for Bubbly Brut from Portland Cider Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; late December 2020 – February 2021
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 6.9%
Fruit – Northwest Apples
Treatment – Fermented separately with two different champagne yeast strains on neutral French Oak, then blended
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Portland Cider Co.’s Crangerine Returns for a Limited Time

Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Small Batch Series Release of Crangerine in early November 2020.

Originally introduced in 2019 to launch Portland Cider Company’s Small Batch Series, Crangerine is a Hard Cider that “highlights tart and juicy tangerines complemented by fruity Oregon-grown cranberries.” Coming in at 5.1% ABV, Crangerine is “a playful spin on a fall classic, adding bright citrus for those who like something unexpected.”

“We love the tartness of this cider and how the citrus zest of the tangerines interacts with the fruitiness of the rich red cranberries,” said Lynda Parrish, Portland Cider Co. co-owner. “This cider is perfect for the holiday season—it works well with food pairings, especially the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, and makes a delicious cranberry cider cocktail as well.”

Crangerine is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans and on draft at Portland Cider Company’s two taprooms and at select cider-friendly establishments located in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California. Prost!

Vital Information for Crangerine from Portland Cider Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; November 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5.1%
Ingredients – Oregon Cranberries, NW Tangerines, Fuji Apples, Pink Lady Apples, Gala Apples, Honeycrisp Apples & Golden Delicious Apples
Fun Fact – “Crangerine is . . . Portland Cider Co.’s first product to feature a bright and colorful refreshed design. The shrink sleeves allow the company to create more complex package designs with realistic details; in this case, the tangerines and cranberries appear as if they could be picked right off the can. The company plans on a subtle refresh for each of its year-round cider packages as they release.”
Suggested Pairings – “Roasted turkey, brie, pumpkin pie, honey baked ham, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Portland Cider Co. Continues Small Batch Series with Release of Pumpkin Spice

Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Pumpkin Spice on September 10, 2020.

Back by popular demand after a one-year hiatus, Pumpkin Spice has returned to act as the fourth release in Portland Cider Company’s Small Batch Series of experimental ciders. This Seasonal favorite is a Hard Cider featuring additions of “cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger to 100% freshly-pressed Northwest apples to create this classic fall blend.” Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Pumpkin Spice “is a medium-sweet tribute to the flavors of autumn.”

“We’re thrilled to bring Pumpkin Spice back to our seasonal line-up this fall,” said co-owner Lynda Parrish. “This cider has a special place in our heart, as one of our first seasonal releases and having earned two gold medals in renowned cider competitions.”

Pumpkin Spice will officially release on September 10 and will hang around through October 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans and on draft at Portland Cider Company’s two taprooms and at select cider-friendly establishments located in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California. Prost!

Vital Information for Pumpkin Spice from Portland Cider Company

Release – Seasonal/Small Batch Series; September – October 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5.8%
Fruits & Spices – Northwest apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice & ginger
Fun Fact – “In 2017, when Pumpkin Spice was originally released in a 22-ounce bottle, it took the gold medal in both the U.S. Open Cider Championships and annual Cidercraft Awards in the spiced cider category.”
Suggested Pairings – “Apple Pork Chops, Cinnamon sugar doughnuts, Gingerbread cookies, Roasted sweet potatoes”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder


Portland Cider Co. Begins Packaging Kinda Dry in 6-packs of 12 oz. Cans

PCC_KindaDry_12OZ _CanPortland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that its best-selling Kinda Dry Hard Apple Cider is now available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans.

Brewed as an “ideal representation of Portland Cider Co.’s mission to handcraft cider in the English tradition featuring 100% Northwest apples,” Kinda Dry is a Hard Apple Cider featuring “fresh pressed juice from a blend of Northwest-grown culinary apples––including Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and more––carefully fermented with a yeast to preserve the subtle characteristics.”  Coming in at an easy drinking 6.9% ABV, Kinda Dry is “just off-dry and lightly carbonated with a lingering fresh finish.”

“Having our flagship Kinda Dry available in six-pack cans has been long overdue. This was the cider that my husband Jeff and I originally made at home for ourselves and is ultimately the reason why Portland Cider came into being.”

– Lynda Parrish, Co-owner of Portland Cider 

Kinda Dry is available now in 6-packs 12 oz. cans along with its previous availability in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this Year-Round offering at Portland Cider Company’s two taprooms – Clackamas Pub & Cidery and Portland Cider House (click here to place an online order for curbside pickup) – and at cider-friendly establishments located within the cidery’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California.  Prost!

Vital Information for Kinda Dry from Portland Cider Company

Release – Year-Round; 6-packs of 12 oz. cans launch late April 2020
Style – Hard Apple Cider
ABV – 6.9%
Calories – 151 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 4 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Ingredients – Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples, Pink Lady apples, Granny Smith apples, Jonagold apples & Golden Delicious apples

Fun Fact – “The company’s best-selling product and winner of multiple gold medals, Kinda Dry is an ode to the heritage of Portland Cider Co. co-owner Lynda Parrish and her home of Somerset, England.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pulled pork, bratwurst, Italian sausage”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

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Portland Cider Co. Adds Electrolyte-Fueled Ciderade to Small Batch Series

Ciderade19.2_square-2Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Ciderade, a light Lemon Lime Cider with electrolytes, in April 2020.

Developed to give us all a light and thirst-quenching cider option this summer, Ciderade is a low-ABV (4%) Hard Cider featuring 100% Northwest apples, freshly squeezed lemons and limes, and “electrolytes sourced from sea salt harvested in Netarts Bay along the Oregon Coast by Jacobsen Salt Co.” Weighing in at just 96 calories, 3.5 grams of sugar and carbs per 12 oz. serving, Ciderade is “light, citrusy, refreshing and tangy.”

Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. and husband to a British expat, explained that Ciderade evolved from his enjoyment of drinking cider during the hottest days of summer.

 

“In England, cider is often drunk over ice when it’s really warm outside. It lightens it up, reduces the overall ABV, and makes it even more refreshing when you’re really looking to hydrate,” explained Parrish. “There’s nothing better to quench the thirst while doing yard work. But hydrating with a 7% cider in the heat of summer may not be the most effective way to mow the lawn. Ciderade is the perfect refreshing cider with its lower ABV, real citrus juice, and essential electrolytes.”

Ciderade is available now and scheduled to hang around through the months of summer 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Co.’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California.  Prost!

Vital Information for Ciderade from Portland Cider Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; launching April 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 4%
Calories – 96 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 3.5 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Ingredients – Northwest apples, lemon zest & juice, lime juice & electrolytes from locally sourced sea salt from Jacobsen Salt Co.
Suggested Food Pairings – ” Lemon pepper grilled chicken, chipotle lime avocado salad, mozzarella cheese and Mediterranean salad––and lawn mowing!”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Ciderade on Fruit

Portland Cider Co. Introduces RazzBerry as its Newest Seasonal Offering

Razz19.2_square hi resPortland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has announced that it will officially launch its new Seasonal lineup with the release of RazzBerry in early March 2020.

Crafted to be the “perfect definition of a cider full of sunshine,” RazzBerry is a Hard Cider that features “loads of bright raspberries combined with Northwest-grown apples, a touch of lemon zest, and juicy Hood River Valley pears.”  Coming in at 5.8% ABV, RazzBerry is “easy-drinking, thirst-quenching and refreshingly tart.”

“RazzBerry is the perfect cider for the sunshine that’s right around the corner here in the Pacific Northwest; or at least it will give you all the summertime feels if the spring rain never lets up!,” said Helen Lewis, marketing director for Portland Cider Co. “Last summer’s seasonal Pineapple Rosé was such a hit we made it year-round. RazzBerry is the perfect replacement this year.”

RazzBerry will make its debut at Portland Cider Co.’s seventh anniversary party on March 7 at the company’s Clackamas Taproom and Cidery and distribution is scheduled to begin shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 19.2 oz. “proper pint” cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Company’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northern California.  Prost!

Vital Information for RazzBerry from Portland Cider Company

Release – Seasonal; launching March 2020
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5.8%
Ingredients – Northwest apples, Northwest raspberries, Hood River pears from Moore Orchards, Lemon zest & juice, and Lime juice
Suggested Food Pairings – “This bright and beautifully pink cider pairs well with grilled cilantro lime chicken, strawberry citrus spinach salad, orzo pasta salad, and a light, fresh cheese like feta. Its tart and zesty finishing notes make it the perfect cider for summer fun in the backyard.”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

 

Portland Cider Co. & Blue Star Donuts Collaborate on Blueberry Bourbon Basil Cider

PortlandCiderBlueStarPortland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Blueberry Bourbon Basil, a Small Batch Series cider brewed in collaboration with Portland-based Blue Star Donuts, in mid-January.

The cidermakers at Portland Cider Company found the inspiration to create Blueberry Bourbon Basil in “Blue Star Donuts’ sweet and colorful Blueberry Bourbon Basil donut, one of the company’s most popular products, which combines fresh sweet blueberries, fragrant basil, and a good local bourbon added for a hint of caramel depth.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Blueberry Bourbon Basil is a Hard Cider that “features a blend of bright blueberries, fresh herbal basil and deep rich bourbon notes from oak aging.”

“We originally released this cider for National Donut Day in 2017 as a small draft pub-exclusive, and it sold out within two weeks,” explained Portland Cider Co. co-owner Jeff Parrish. “In 2018, we made a slightly larger batch and it sold out in just a month. We’ve always wanted to package it, but we needed to work on the particulars of how to make that happen. Our new 19.2 ounce cans, launched in the second half of 2019, made it a possibility.”

Blueberry Bourbon Basil will launch at Portland Cider Company’s two taproom locations starting January 17 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Small Batch Series offering available in 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Company’s distribution network in Oregon, Washington and Northern California into the Bay Area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Blueberry Bourbon Basil from Portland Cider Company

Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; mid-January – March 2019
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 6%
Ingredients – Blueberries, sweet basil, Fuji apples, Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples & Golden Delicious apples
Treatment – Oak-aged
Fun Fact – “The collaboration with Blue Star Donuts goes back to the bakery’s early days; Blue Star has used Portland Cider Co.’s award winning flagship Kinda Dry cider in its hard cider apple fritter, sold year-round, since 2013. The two companies have since partnered on several donut and cider pairing events over the years, including Portland Cider Co.’s annual Cider & Donuts Festival, held each June as part of Oregon Cider Week.” 
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Portland Cider Co. Kicks Off New Small Batch Series with Release of Crangerine

Crangerine19Portland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will launch its new Small Batch Series with the early October release of Crangerine.

Arriving as the first offering in the “cider maker’s dream line” of Small Batch releases, Crangerine is a “medium sweet” Hard Cider “highlighting delightfully tart and juicy tangerines complemented by fruity Oregon-grown cranberries.” Crimson in color and just 5.1% ABV, Crangerine is “perfect for food pairings and any occasion” this holiday season.

“The small batch series will let us experiment with some really fun flavors & styles, so we’re excited,” said Deron Davenport, Head Cider Maker for Portland Cider Co. “It gives us the chance to introduce great new ciders more frequently, to go along with our core line & seasonals, to give cider lovers more of what they love.”

Crangerine will officially debut on October 9 and is scheduled to hang around through the holiday season.  You can expect to find this new Small Batch release available in 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at “either of [Portland Cider Co.’s] two taprooms, as well as at specialty bottle shops and independent grocery stores, plus some Fred Meyers and Safeways, in the Portland Metropolitan area.”  Prost!

Vital Information for Crangerine from Portland Cider Co.

Release – Limited/Small Batch Series; October 9, 2019
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5.1%
Ingredients – Oregon cranberries, NW tangerines, Fuji apples, Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples & Golden Delicious apples
Fun Fact – “Portland Cider Co. plans to release four to five more ciders within the Small Batch Series in 2020, starting in January with a canned release of its Blueberry Bourbon Basil collaboration cider with Blue Star Donuts.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Roasted turkey, brie, pumpkin pie, salty ham, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

Crangerine pint & 19.2 can

Portland Cider Co. Adds Peach Berry Cider to Seasonal Lineup

PeachBerry_SquarePortland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that it will introduce Peach Berry Cider as its newest Seasonal Release in September 2019.

Designed to represent “an ideal transition from summer to fall,” Peach Berry Cider is a Hard Cider that features “bold, juicy Oregon peaches [playing] with a blend of tart Northwest grown berries.”  Coming in at a super drinkable 5.2% ABV, Peach Berry Cider supplies its drinker with “a floral juicy peach nose and flavors of ripe blackberry, stone fruit, and sorbet.”

“Portland Cider fans have been begging us for a berry cider for years,” said Helen Lewis, Cider Propagandist at Portland Cider Co. “After lots of small batch experiments in our taprooms, our cider makers found the perfect blend to give the people what they want. The fresh peaches just elevate it to a new level.”

Peach Berry Cider is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through the months of fall.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at Portland Cider Company’s two taproom locations and at select cider-friendly establishments located in Oregon and Washington.  Limited draft distribution will be available in the Bay Area of Northern California.  Prost!

Vital Information for Peach Berry Cider from Portland Cider Company

Release – Seasonal (Fall); launching September 2019
Style – Hard Cider 
ABV – 5.2%
Ingredients – Oregon peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples, Golden Delicious apples, Fuji apples & Pink Lady apples
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pizza, spicy sausages, corn on the cobb, ice cream”
Availability – 19.2 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder

 

Portland Cider Co.’s Passion Fruit Cider Returns for the Summer

portlandciderlogoPortland Cider Company (Clackamas, Oregon) has officially announced that the long-awaited return of its Passion Fruit Cider will begin in June 2019.

Back by popular demand after a two year-hiatus, Passion Fruit Cider is a “tropically aromatic” Hard Cider “bursting with bright, tart passion fruit and Northwest apples, offering a flavor that will leave taste buds puckering for more.”  Coming in at a smooth and easy-drinking 5.8% ABV, Passion Fruit Cider “is juicy, fruity, and an ideal refreshment for the summer heat.”

“Customers have been begging us to bring our Passion Fruit cider back for two years now,” said Lynda Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. “We’re excited to see it back in a bottle ourselves––it’s a taproom staff favorite.”

Passion Fruit Cider is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through October 2019.  You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select cider-friendly establishments located within Portland Cider Company’s distribution footprint in Oregon, Washington and parts of Northern California.  Prost!

Vital Information for Passion Fruit Cider from Portland Cider Company

Release – Seasonal; June – October 2019
Style – Hard Cider
ABV – 5.8%
Suggested Food Pairings – “The cider pairs well with the classic foods of summer, including grilled chicken, corn on the cob, and barbecued ribs. It also complements a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a cider float.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Cider Finder – https://www.portlandcider.com/cider-finder